By Afton Wooten
Gaspare Spontini’s “La Vestale” will be performed as part of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’ 30th anniversary series.
The Roman tale of religious zeal and forbidden love features Les Talens Lyriques and Chœur de la Radio Flamande as well as Marina Rebeka as Julia, Stanislas de Barbeyrac as Licinius, Tassis Christoyannis sings Cinna, Aude Extrémo as The Great Vestal, and Nicolas Courjal The Great Pontiff.
Christopher Rousset will conduct the work on June 22.
Later this year, Les Talens Lyriques will appear at Potsdam’s Musikfestspiele Sanssouci to perform the revival of Nicola Raab’s semi-staged version of Pallavicino’s “Le amazzoni nell’isole fortunate” and then will make its debut at the Thomaskirche with C.P.E. Bach’s “Hamburg Concerto.”